Friday, 28 August 2015

Are you a Librocubicularist?

I know I'm not as I'll eventually falls asleep with the book no matter how exciting it is LOL!

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

MPOV : SkinSoul Natural Volume Attack Mascara

When it comes to makeup, I'm the lazy kind. I always wonder how my girlfriends can look coiffed with perfect makeup every single day! The hassle of applying layer after layer of foundation, blending eyeshadow to deepen the double eyelids, gluing fake eyelashes followed by mascara... the list is endless just to look perfect! Well, I guess women will do just anything to look perfect! Even if it means going under the knife which is the latest craze among the rich and famous now! Eew!

Not for me though. Firstly, I'm not rich. Secondly, why the need to pay for the self inflicted and unnecessary pain? You may call me a coward but I've been brought up believing in natural and organic beauty hence the lack of use of makeup, preferably without the chemicals or any incisions too. If I do makeup, it's usually light and nothing heavy. Mind you, I don't intend to look like a panda!

Anyway, I have droopy eyes so this is something which always bugs me. I do know that a couple of fake eyelashes will brighten ones eyes but the glue, trim and curl process is a little too much for me. Not only that, it is uncomfortable and a hassle to remove it. I've also heard of  the 'eyelash planting' technique which I'm not fond of as it causes irritation to some, especially since I have sensitive skin so this is something I must avoid.

Recently, I had the opportunity to try SkinSoul Natural Volume Attack Mascara and the result is surprisingly good. Initially, I had my doubts as I have never thought a mascara could do wonders like promoting the growth of eyelashes. Well, after trying it out, I'm speechless. Below are some photos of before and after which I've taken, noticed the difference?
Day 1: Before applying
Day 1: After applying
Apologies for the poor quality photos, didn't realized until I've uploaded it today. But you can still view the difference :-) Also ignore my freckles ya...
Day 14: After applying
After 14 days of applying this wonderful mascara, my lashes have thicken, lengthen and strengthen. Yes, it did and I couldn't believe it! Yay to au naturel! No incisions! No injections!
My wonder mascara LOL!
SkinSoul Natural Volume Attack Mascara is:

  • 100% Paraben and prostaglandin free
  • ZERO use of hair growth chemicals that can cause blurred vision
  • Organic, natural mulberry extract that nourishes, strengthens and curls lashes
  • Visibly grows and thickens lashes in 8 weeks
  • Voluminous coating that lengthens, curls and defines lashes from tip to top
The key ingredient here is the mulberry root extract. Taken from their pamphlet, it is a natural ingredient derived from the mulberry root bark. It has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for its ability to promote metabolism and stimulate hair growth due to it's high level of Vitamin C and antioxidant properties. That is why my eyelashes look so healthy! Au naturel is the best! 

Another plus point is the packaging, slim and classy with easy to apply brush. No clumps, very smooth and so far, no irritation. Of course, it is still a cosmetic so you should remove it with a makeup remover at the end of the day. I wonder if the other skincare products they have could rid me of my freckles naturally *wishful thinking*
Retail at RM206.70 for 8ML
If you are interested with this mascara, for more details, you can view their: 

Friday, 21 August 2015

Adoption drive this Sunday

Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better
This Sunday, you can do your part by donating to Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better at the above address. You can also adopt a rescued stray as a pet. Always remember, adopt and never buy.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

MPOV: Jurassic World

Twenty-two years after the incident at Jurassic Park, a new theme park, Jurassic World, now operates in Isla Nublar. Brothers Zach and Gray Mitchell are sent there to visit their aunt, Claire Dearing, the park's operations manager. Claire's assistant is their guide as Claire is too busy recruiting corporate sponsors with a new attraction, a genetically modified dinosaur called Indominus rex. The dinosaur has the DNA of several predatory dinosaurs as well as modern-day animals; chief geneticist Dr. Henry Wu keeps the exact genetic makeup classified.

Owen Grady trains the park's Velociraptor pack that considers him their alpha. Hoskins believes they can be trained for military use, but Owen disputes this. Park owner Simon Masrani has Owen evaluate the Indominus‍‍ '​ enclosure before the attraction opens. Owen warns Claire that the Indominus is particularly dangerous because it is not socialized to other animals.

Owen and Claire discover that the Indominus has seemingly escaped. Owen and two staff enter the enclosure, but the Indominus ambushes them, having faked its escape, and disappears into the island's interior. Owen suggests killing it, but Masrani sends the Asset Containment Unit to capture the dinosaur alive. When it kills most of the team, Claire orders the northern portion of the island to be evacuated.

The above taken from Wikipedia.

The movie was action packed with non-stop excitement and got me on my toes, biting my nails the whole time! So nerve wrecking! Truly a remarkable movie albeit some predictable plots but well acted out. The brothers, Zach and Gray, were really good and the Indominus Rex was terribly horrific! Overall, it was well-blended and realistic with awesome CGIs. I was so partial to Blue, a trained raptor *wishing she was my pet*. A sequel will be released on June 22, 2018 so I'm wondering what is next since Dr. Henry Wu managed to escape with most of his prototypes.

Rating: 4/5
Directed by Colin Trevorrow
Casts: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson
Category: A 2015 American science fiction adventure film

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

MPOV: The Last Letter from Your Lover

It is 1960. When Jennifer Stirling wakes up in the hospital, she can remember nothing-not the tragic car accident that put her there, not her husband, not even who she is. She feels like a stranger in her own life until she stumbles upon an impassioned letter, signed simply "B", asking her to leave her husband.

Years later, in 2003, a journalist named Ellie discovers the same enigmatic letter in a forgotten file in her newspaper's archives. She becomes obsessed by the story and hopeful that it can resurrect her faltering career. Perhaps if these lovers had a happy ending she will find one to her own complicated love life, too. Ellie's search will rewrite history and help her see the truth about her own modern romance.

A spellbinding, intoxicating love story with a knockout ending, The Last Letter from Your Lover will appeal to the readers who have made One Day and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society bestsellers.

The above summary taken from Goodreads. Goodreads rating of this book is 3.92.

This book has 3 parts but it was not told systematically hence a little confusion at times. There are the pre and post accident of Jennifer Stirling and the current times of Ellie Haworth. The intertwined and toggling of the 3 parts were not as smooth as there was no clear indication except for the final part.

When I started reading this book, it reminded me of a book I have read previously, Remember Me written by Sophie Kinsella. As the story progresses, it took on a different take eventually although it was not as engaging. 

Somehow the plot during Jennifer's promiscuous 60's was a little bore. Even Ellie's third party romance was not as exciting. I actually felt the depth of the story in the final part, after 40 years. It's heart wrenching that Jennifer and Anthony had to be apart in such a manner but the eventuality of being together was so touching. Ellie maybe the sideline but her action was equally important as the main person who stumbled upon the lost letters, got hold of Jennifer and Anthony plus getting them back together again. Also, all these made Ellie realised her path is with Rory and not with John.

A light, good read with a good ending but no offence, it could have been better.

New word: Nihilistic (adjective): Rejecting all religious and moral principles in the belief that life is meaningless. For example "an embittered, nihilistic teenager"

My rating: 3/5
Author: Jojo Moyes
Genre: Romance, fiction, contemporary

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Finding Audrey notebook

Just to share my happiness... recently won a prize in this contest:
After collecting it:
I honestly felt a little bummed as it turned out to be real small. I also had a bout of missing prize at first at Popular, Summit. They couldn't find my prize when I was there to collect it. After some 20 minutes or more, they found it stuck behind the inside of the drawer. *shakes head*

Nevertheless, thank you Popular for this wonderful prize! Though it is small, it is handy in my handbag so it's a blessing in disguise! Thanks again!

Monday, 17 August 2015

Friday, 14 August 2015

Happy birthday mom! And some charity and adoption drives...

Sis was back over the weekend to celebrate mom's birthday. It was a simple lunch meet with bro Ryan and wife, sis and boyfriend, mom and me at Madam Kwan's.
Just realized no actual pic of the yummy Tous Les Jours' tiramisu cake!!!
Nice meal, yummy cake and great company! What more can I asked for?
Happy Birthday Mom!
Moving on, charity and adoption drives this weekend:
The above taken from https://www.facebook.com/SPCASelangor?fref=ts

The above taken from https://www.facebook.com/PawsPJ?fref=ts

The above taken from https://www.facebook.com/LostAnimalSoulsShelter?fref=ts

The above taken from https://www.facebook.com/MalaysianDogsDeserveBetter?fref=ts

Also book sale or swap!
The above taken from https://www.facebook.com/events/1387533384907676/

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